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  • November 03, 2016 10:28 AM | Zac Collins (Administrator)
    • 1.       AMFM Call for Presenters: The Association of Montana Floodplain Managers (AMFM) invites you to consider presenting at the Annual AMFM Conference, March 6-9, 2017 in Missoula. Abstracts must be received by December 30. Click here for more info.
    • 2.       Upcoming CFM Exam dates: The Montana DNRC is proctoring a CFM exam on December 12, 2016 at 1:00pm (with a morning prep session) in Helena. Additionally, there will be a CFM exam and prep session at the AMFM Conference in March (date/time TBA) in Missoula. Respond to this email or call me for more details on either exam.
    • 3.       Annual Silver Jackets Meeting in Glendive: The Montana Silver Jackets invite you to their annual meeting on Thursday, December 8 from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Glendive. This meeting serves to bring together multiple stakeholders to discuss levee issues in eastern Montana. State and federal agency representatives will be on hand to discuss both the US Army Corps’ levee program and FEMA’s levee certification process with local communities. An agenda and RSVP info will be posted on later this week.
    • 4.       Wetter than normal winter forecasted for Montana: The Climate Prediction Center is predicting a wetter than normal winter for Montana, which also means more snow than we would “normally” see across Big Sky Country. As such, the DNRC will be pushing out information over the winter about how Floodplain Administrators and communities should prepare for potential flooding this winter/spring.

  • July 27, 2016 11:53 AM | Zac Collins (Administrator)

    Montana Disaster and Emergency Services will be hosting the L0212 Developing Quality Mitigation applications training. This course is to enable Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant applicants and sub-applicants to develop eligible mitigation projects and submit successful applications. With the larger funding opportunities becoming available under the mitigation grant programs developing quality applications will become crucial.

    Course Objectives:

    Explain and apply mitigation concepts

    Identify eligible mitigation activities

    Develop quality planning and project applications

    Identify and explain HMA programs that fund mitigation activities

    8:30 am to 4 pm August 24, 2016

    8:00 am to 4 pm August 25, 2016

    8:00 am to 4 pm August 26, 2016

    Bozeman MT

    Contact : Nadene Wadsworth

    Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer

    406-324-4785 or

    Please call or email to reserve your seat or if you have any questions.

    Hope to see you there!!!!

  • July 27, 2016 9:29 AM | Zac Collins (Administrator)

    EMI Campus

    There are still seats available for floodplain management courses at EMI that have been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for CFMs. EMI courses are offered at the beautiful Emmitsburg, MD campus. If you are a state, local, or tribal government employee you may attend the training for FREE with all expenses covered except meals (meal tickets approx. $110/week).

    E312 Fundamentals of Building Science

                       September 12-14, 2016
                            12 CECs for CFMs

    This course is designed to present information on the risks posed by natural hazards, and the basic scientific and engineering concepts for hazard-resistant buildings and facilities. The course reviews information pertaining to impacts of wind, flood, earthquake, and wildland/ urban interface fire on the constructed environment, and explains key performance and construction issues related to floods, wind, wildfires, and earthquakes.

    E278 NFIP/Community Rating System

    September 19-22, 2016
    12 CECs for CFMs

    This course covers the Community Rating System (CRS), a nationwide initiative of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It describes activities eligible for credit under the 2013 CRS Coordinator's Manual, how a community applies, and how a community modifies an application to improve its classification. 

    TO APPLY:  Complete a FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application, with student signature and signature of supervisor or sponsoring agency official. State and local participants must submit their application through the State Emergency Management Training office. Tribal representatives can submit their application directly to NETC Admission Office. FEMA Regional employees should submit their application to their Regional Training Manager (RTM). Mail, scan, or fax the application to:

    NETC Admissions Office (Room I-216)

    National Emergency Training Center

    16825 South Seton Avenue

    Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998

    Phone: (301) 447-1035 Fax: (301) 447-1658


  • July 19, 2016 9:43 AM | Zac Collins (Administrator)

    JUST FYI for Floodplain Reviewers:  USACE Regulatory reviewer Todd Tillinger is temporarily being replaced by Robert Cole ( while he is out on contract assignment for a year

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